BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2015
86.9% pass rate
from 777 tests in 2020
(30% better than other 2015 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for 2015 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 7-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.6% fail on Tyres (8.1% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Condition (49% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth (18% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 2.3% fail on Brakes (29% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Brake performance (69% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Service brake performance (47% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Rbt (46% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.26% fail on Service brake performance (34% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.13% fail on Rbt
          • 0.13% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 1.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (55% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Brake linings and pads (60% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Brake pads (60% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Brake discs and drums (52% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Brake discs (52% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 1.7% fail on Visibility (60% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (5.4% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Driver's view (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Wipers (92% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 1.3% fail on Suspension (46% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Suspension arms (75% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.13% fail on Springs
      • 0.13% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.13% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.13% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.13% fail on Suspension unit
  • 1.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (72% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Headlamp aim (52% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Headlamp aim (49% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Headlamps (72% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.13% fail on Stop lamp
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle (4 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plates (4 times worse than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.90% fail on Road Wheels (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Condition (7 times worse than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.77% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (8.5% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Exhaust emissions (4.4% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Spark ignition (40% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (71% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.13% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.13% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.26% fail on Body, chassis, structure (64% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Transmission (4.0% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Drive shafts (2.8% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Joints (3.8% worse than other 2015 cars)
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